Soccer Cone Flippin’ Training Drill

Cone Flippin’

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • each player with a ball
  • good supply of small cones (2 colours)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies (optional)


  • each team is assigned a cone color
  • on coach’s command players dribble and flip over the cones from the other team with their hands while keeping control of the ball
  • players also try to flip over their own cones back to their original position
  • play 2-3 rounds 2 minutes each
  • team that has less cones upside down at the end wins


  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or
    outside foot etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • soft touch

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